America’s best offense is an exceptional education system, says former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. But right now, a higher standard needs to be set.
Currently, U.S. high school math, reading, and science scores rank somewhere between 15th and 30th internationally. This, Duncan says, is not good enough and should be reason for setting loftier goals.
By setting these nation-building goals of increased innovation and personalized instruction, the system opens new paths of upward mobility for its students.